Technology tests and “validation”, Simulation, “Software in the Loop”, “Hardware in the Loop” tests.
User-related assessments and evaluation
Methods to identify the needs of the various types of actors and user groups with regard to ITS applications (HMI issues, Actor analysis, Goal trees, Interviews, Focus groups, Surveys) as well as methods applicable to evaluate ITS applications with regard to user reactions, behaviour and acceptance.
Prospective and retrospective assessments,
Evaluation steps, building of hypotheses on expected effects and possible negative effects as a result of undesired behavioural adaptations,
Study design and methodology,
Effect evaluation in simulator and in-field experiments,
Impact assessment by network simulation (safety, efficiency, environmental effects),
Short-term and long-term effects,
Socio-economic impact assessment.